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Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of radiation in that area. same on perez tonight looks at whether it is possible the radiation from japan to make its way here to the bay area. simon? record record allen, experts say that is quite unlikely that it will get here to ocean beach and the rest of california. even if it did, experts say there is a system in place to detect it. >> the only thing i would be surprised is if we actually detected anything. i mean, i really don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: katherine is a nuclear expert at oregon state university. she says the small amount of radioactive material released into the air in japan will drop into the pacific ocean before it reaches the coast. >> when you dissolve salt into water, what happens? while dilution is not the solution to pollution in this case, it is going to make it so you really can't measure it. are. >> reporter: for more than 25 years the california department of health has operated a system of sensors to detect radioactive material in the state's air, water and food. the sensors are placed along the coast from border to border. the state won
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
from the epicenter. it threatens to get much worse. japan has declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors. without power they simply cannot cool one plant there. radiation levels there have jumped 1000 times normal and pressure is rising in that reactor. thousands of residents have been evacuated as workers struggle to get the reactor under control to prevent a meltdown. some experts are calling it a greater threat than chernobyl. japan reporting 1000 people are dead. tens of thousands of people don't have a place to live tonight. and it is way too soon to put a dollar figure on this damage. early estimates are that the quake and tsunami has caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. here in california the tsunami warning has expired but an advisory is still in effect. tonight governor brown has declared a state of emergency for the four counties hit hardest by the tsunami including san mateo and santa cruz counts. docks destroyed, boats tossed around like tows. in crescent city a man was swept out to sea while taking pictures of the waves. >> it came from nearly 5000
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >>> the one place in the world that does actually need the pills is japan. in fact the government is asking the u.s. to send shipments. just as california public health experts are urging the public not to go out and buy these pills. and dr. kim can explain they are not exactly without risk, are they? >> i think that's the best way to describe it, allen. with any medication, you need to weigh the risks and the benefit. potassium iodine is supplied for use in a nuclear emergency but it does not protect against all forms of radiation. and it does not protect your entire body. and it can do some harm. another explosion and a fire at a nuclear plant dramatically raises stakes of the a nuclear catastrophe in japan. with growing concern they are handing out potassium iodine tablets. they protect against one type of radiation, iodine 181 that is the most dangerous to one organ in the body. >> the thyroid is unique in taking up radiation. >> reporter: it swamps it so there is no room for the radioactive variety. the risk of radioactive iodine to the thyroid was discovered during the atomic tests in
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
resulting in extremely high radiation levels. a nuclear expert in japan says a separate reactor that is already melting down used plutonium. the white house is warning u.s. citizens to stay at least 50 miles away from that site, far more than the 20 miles japan is recommending. and millions have minimal food and water and are living in snowy and rainy conditions. more than 4300 are confirmed dead but officials believe that number will jump above 10,000. >>> another day of talk about a nuclear meltdown has touched off debate about radiation levels. now, most health experts agree that we have little to fear. simon perez has more on how people are exposed to radiation in their life every day. simon. >> reporter: dana, a lot of people are concerned about what is happening in japan and whether it could actually cross the pacific ocean and get here to california and the united states. but the fact of the matter is radiation is already here as you said exposed to it every day as you say. >> there is no way to avoid it. it is very small amounts. >> reporter: this radiation biologist say
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> there was warning for the mainland of japan before the strongest shaking hit anywhere onshore. >> wouldn't that be nice here? the technology and money needed to give californians a little warning before the big one strikes. >>> and this, tick tick tick tick, is bridging the hemispheres. >> veterans trapped by the horrors of war. how a bay area woman is helping some of them find peace. ,,,, caitlin: i was diagnosed with scoliosis. when you're 16, nobody wants to go through back surgery. my doctor has letters and pictures of other kids who've gone through the same thing on his walls and that really helped me not be as scared. i'm not worried about my back anymore. i wanna do that again! announcer: at sutter health, our story is you. for more stories, visit anno♪ cer: at sutter health, our story is you. ♪ hello sunshine ♪ sweet as you can be ♪ i love waking up [ chuckles ] ♪ to your morning melody ♪ i can tell it's gonna be ♪ a sweet day [ female announcer ] wake up to sweetness with honey nut cheerios cereal. kissed with real honey for a yummy sweet taste th
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
problems at japan's troubled nuclear plant. who is actually trying to sneak into that dangerous evacuation zone. >>> and attention pg&e customers, did you score one of those $25 thank you cards? a lesson in fees and fine print. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, can you enjoy vegetables with sauce and still reach your weight loss goals? you can with green giant frozen vegetables. over twenty delicious varieties have sixty calories or less per serving and are now weight watchers-endorsed. try green giant frozen vegetables with sauce. [ speaking spanish ] ♪ [ male announcer ] old el paso stand 'n stuff taco shells. old el paso. feed your fiesta. [ music ] >>> well, the stage appears to be set for a bloody showdown as rebels inch closer to moammar gadhafi's hometown. rebels have regained control over hundreds of miles along libya's coast. adds coalition forces have struck moammar gadhafi's forces. leaders of the international effort say that the offensive is meant to protect civilians. outside moammar gadhafi's compound today a crowd mobbed the car with the libyan leader said to be inside as moammar gadhafi
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
next for allied forces in libya. >>> and at long last what might be some encouraging news out of japan's fukushima nuclear plant. >>> have some standards when comes to your hotel? the site that let's you walk the halls and check the views before you book the room. >>> too bad i didn't have that when my news director booked my room at pebble beach. i'm dennis o'donnell. the giant center fielder had a breakout season at age 32, but why did it take so long? a revealing answer that could help millions. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, suffered its first loss today. a u-s fighter jet crashed in rebel terriotry. luckily both airmen are >>> the international mission against libyan forces suffered its first loss today. a u.s. jet crashed. luckily both airmen are safe. coalition forces are stepping up these attacks. >> reporter: all that is left of the f15 that crashed in libya is this burned out shell. the two american pilots who ejected safely were greeted as heros in this rebel controlled area. the pentagon blames equipment failure for the crash. the two pilots are not hurt and back in american han
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
with barry bonds to japan. he mailed him steroids called cream in the clear and referred to it as an alternative that would not show on a test and would have steroid-like properties. he referred him to his brother jeremy also a major leaguer who also received the cream in the clear. he had access to some peds or performance end dancing drugs and thought it might be a good idea to go on and use these peds. all of that implies but obviously doesn't prove that he knowingly took steroids he got from anderson, a point made by bonds' employee. john conte took the stand and talked about changes he saw in bonds in 1999 and 2000. his muscles got bigger in my opinion. i would use the word significant. the giants management was also concerned about his weight. they sent this letter to bonds in 2000. look at his his weight goes up in 1988 to 2000 in the third column. over that time he put on 50 pounds unofficially. but the giants were concerned. the boss wrote to bonds' agent you should know that in several cases these weights have had to be estimated because barry has refused to get
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: go to click on connect to send me your good questions. >>> in japan yet another setback. the latest complication for teams trying to cool down those damaged nuclear reactors. >>> and then there is the world's newss hot spot. just what is the game plan and the exit strategy for america's military intervention in libya? >> we have had decades of neighborhood blithe, of vacant buildings and unemployment. >> the same old story on fridays's mid market street. can it be saved by twitter? why the critics say it is not worth the price. >> it is a rule of nature. you don't decide when vegetables reach the peak of persian. the vegetables do. at green giant we pick vegetables only when they are perfect and freeze them fast so they are as nutrition as fresh. [ male announcer ] old el paso. hard and soft tacos. ♪ feed your fiesta. they were thrilled. she's a natural vibrato. oh. we started saving for this music camp in vermont. so i told them about some of the wells fargo online savings tools like my savings plan, which helps them set up and monitor a savings goal. until we
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
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